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  • May 31, 2013
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Like many gadget owners I like to take my ereaders with me outside, and like many gadget owners I live in constant fear of dropping my ereader in a puddle. But not any more.  I’ve just been sent a link to a Calif. based company called Waterfi. This gadget reseller has recently started offering a…

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If you’ve been following the publishing news of late then you’ve probably heard plenty about how great and wonderful Epub3 ebook format is. It slices, it dices, and it even makes Stephen Fries. But if you’re like me then you could be lacking any real info on the how, the where, and the who of…

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  • May 30, 2013
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UNTIL JUNE 2, THE KONRATH/KILBORN COLLECTIVE IS ON SALEHAUNTED HOUSE – FREEORIGIN – 99 CENTSTHE LIST – 99 CENTSAFRAID – 99 CENTSTRAPPED – 99 CENTSENDURANCE – 99 CENTSOne of the things I enjoy most about self-publishing is doing things that legacy publishers wouldn’t do.Earlier this month I self-pubbed Haunted House. This is a Jack Kilborn…

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  • May 29, 2013
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There’s a new article up on the PW website tonight, but I’m not sure it’s worth reading. Bill McCoy, the Executive Director of the IDPF, penned a post in which he tries to debunk 7 myths of digital publishing. Unfortunately for Bill he managed to prove that one of his so-called myths isn’t a myth;…

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  • May 29, 2013
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There’s still no formal announcement from Amazon, but it looks like they managed to score another exclusive. Earlier today Amazon tweeted the news that they now had a new version of the Reading Rainbow Android app which had been customized for the Kindle Fire hardware: The @readingrainbow app now avail for #KindleFire, hosted by @levarburton:…

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  • May 29, 2013
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BEA 2013 kicks off tomorrow, so Kobo sent out a press release today reminding us how wonderful they are. Kobo is following up a record 143% growth in revenue in 2012 with a still impressive 98% increase in the first quarter of this year. They’re also reporting that they now have 14.5 million registered users,…

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  • May 29, 2013
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Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now that Amazon was about to launch the Kindle Paperwhite in China, and if this new photo is real then that launch is going to happen fairly soon. Mike Cane has turned up a photo of what is reportedly an endcap in a Suning Tesco store.  There’s…

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  • May 28, 2013
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Researchers at Engage Labs have developed a new type of book that creates a new type of print/digital interaction that I have not seen before. The Bridging Book combines a paper book and an iPad in such a way that turning the page of the paper book changes what is displayed on the iPad, only it…

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  • May 28, 2013
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The Author Solutions front company (link) self-pub service Lulu is going to be showing off a new service later this week at the uPublishU conference on Saturday. It’s called Helix, and it’s designed to give authors an objective analysis of how their book matches up against similar titles. Helix, which has been in beta since…

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  • May 28, 2013
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Joe sez: Robert Swartwood wrote this for me at my request a few weeks ago, and time got away from me (finishing Haunted House and Hit.)Here’s Rob:The term “bestselling author” is bandied around a lot these days. I’ve seen a large portion of writers online call themselves bestselling authors. Many of them are self-published. Their…